Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Maison Bertaux, tomorrow night...

Well I probably haven't really mentioned this nearly as much as I should have done. Regular readers (ha! difficult to be a regular reader when I only post once in a blue moon!) may remember my semi recent Haiku illustrations. Non regular readers can see them here and here.

To summarise the project again, my friend Danny decided he'd ask some of his artistic friends to produce illustrations for some of his poems. He liked the results to much that, in collaboration with two of the other artists, he decided to put on a small exhibition in London.

I'm delighted to say that my works (four in total) will feature at that show, and that the private view is tomorrow night at the Maison Bertaux in Soho. I'll be honest and admit that I've taken something of a back seat in the organisation of the show - other than sending my works up to London in a very securely packaged 'do not bend' envelope, I've not contributed to anything else in terms of organisation.

Framing, choice of gallery, private view drinks and music... well, they'll be as much of a surprise to me as they will to you! (if you decide to go and take a look). It's quite exciting, and I'm very much looking forwards to seeing all the works gathered together tomorrow night.

However, I'm a realist, and I know most of you probably won't make it over there...
So I figured I'd share my other two illustrations with you here.

The first is for this...

Nature eludes me
In this city. My nature
Runs from this city.

I hope this makes some sense. This cityscape is not far from my home in Brighton.

The second is for this:

I see you hiding,
Amongst the flowery shade
Black, raggedy cat.

Took a bit of an abstract approach to this one. I created these flowers. They're taken from an image of a flower I took a long time ago, out of that image, I cropped cat sillouhettes, and then rotated these to reform into flower like forms again.
I doubt anyone would work that out from just looking at them though, so hopefully they're just pleasing abstract forms.

In the actual show, they've been hung in one frame as one single piece. You can see a sneaky preview of that here, in this image of the show being hung. (I hope you don't mind me using this, Chrissy!)

I'm sure I will take some pictures at the private view and post them here afterwards. Mainly of me mingling about the place with a glass of red wine in my hand. Even though I don't drink wine... that's just what you do at private views, right?

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